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Dentistry is a medical specialty that involves the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of oral health problems. This area of medical expertise has been widely considered essential for good overall health
The field of dentistry over the years has grown to offer relevant solutions to mankind with every generation. The aim to provide dental care services through a patientcentered approach supported by modern-day technology has become a mission.
Our dentists at Radiant Aesthetics share in this mission as they help you regain an optimal level of oral health in the most comfortable way possible.
At Radiant Aesthetics, our dentists place great emphasis on preventative care and restorative treatments for absolute care and maintenance of your teeth. Thus, meeting your oral health needs through stable support.
Dental surgery includes several procedures that are performed to address the oral health problem faced by patients, conditions which need to be treated from the root. Some of the conditions include an impacted wisdom tooth, tooth loss, root canal and many others. Dental surgery is usually recommended to eradicate the problem from the root.
The types of dental surgeries include: -
A metal post is implanted surgically in place of the missing tooth to form a foundation for the placement of the artificial tooth.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It involves the treatment of jaw-related injuries, a chipped off tooth, bleeding gums and other defects. Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are known as caregivers for your mouth, head and jaws.
Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums due to the accumulation of bacteria and dental plaque. It is highly common but largely preventable. Owing to the build-up of plaque and tartar, it infects the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. This infection causes the tooth to loosen and eventual loss of the tooth.
There are two types of gum diseases, namely, Gingivitis and Periodontitis
Gingivitis: - Gingivitis is a disease caused due to the accumulation of bacteria. The symptoms include reddening, swelling of the gums and incessant bleeding. Gingivitis left untreated over a short period of time progresses to Periodontitis.
Periodontitis: - At this stage, the tooth separates from the gum and the plaque moves down below the gums. If it goes unnoticed, Periodontitis also causes bone destruction that is irreversible in nature.
Symptoms to identify gum disease
- Tender gums that bleed
- Receding Gums
- Bad breath or bad taste
- Painful chewing
- Tooth loss
- Bad oral hygiene
- Layers of a sticky film around the teeth
- Smoking, chewing tobacco
- Reduced saliva
- Lack of nutrition
Treatment (depends on the stage of gum disease)
- Regular visits to the dentist for deep cleanings
- Medication or antibiotics
- Good brushing technique
- Healthy diet
- Controlled sugar intake
- Visit the dentist every 6 months
The Root Canal procedure is one treatment feared by many however, it is no more uncomfortable than sitting for a filling. It is, in fact, one of the most effective ways to relieve tooth pain.
What is a Root Canal? How does it help?
The cavity or space at the center of the tooth is called a root canal. Also called, the Endodontic treatment, it is a procedure to disinfect, clean and fill the roots of the teeth. Inflammation of the root canal takes place because of untreated tooth decay, spreading of the tooth cavity that damages the pulp tissue and works its way towards the center of the tooth. The inflamed pulp tissue can be extremely painful and the root canal treatment not only eliminates the pain, but also deals with the cause of the pain. It attempts to save the natural tooth instead of having to deal with the problems that appear when your tooth is removed.
The steps taken during the treatment include: -
- Removing of the nerves and pulp
- Cleaning, disinfecting and sealing the infected area
Dental Bridge is the medical term for the commonly known term ‘False Tooth’. Also called a pontic, the dental bridge can be made of any material such as gold or a combination of materials. Most people prefer porcelain as it blends with the natural set of teeth.
The dental bridge is typically made up of crowns on both sides of the gap with a false tooth in the middle. Two of the many types of dental bridges are: -
- Traditional: - A false tooth is held in place by the dental crowns and can be used when the patient has natural teeth on either side.
- Cantilever Dental Bridge: -- For the placement of the false tooth, the dental crown is cemented to only one abutment tooth.
For how long do dental bridges last?
It depends on the type of bridge. With good oral hygiene, a dental bridge can last for 5 years or more.
Dental Implants are one of the safest ways to replace missing teeth with permanent artificial teeth. For those looking for a long-lasting solution, dental implants help preserve the tooth-supporting bone that tends to naturally deteriorate once the tooth is lost.
A dental implant procedure doesn’t take weeks like before, with the support of modern -day technology, implants are done in less than a week. A screw-shaped titanium post is implanted to replace the root of the tooth into the jawbone and a white color crown is implanted and custom-made to blend with the set of natural teeth.
Dental implants can be replaced for a single tooth and sometimes for the complete set of teeth. There are two types of dental implants, namely, Endosteal and Subperiosteal.
Dental implants can be placed immediately
Prevents bone loss
Difference between Dental Implants & Dental Bridges
- No loss of gum or bone
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Lasts for a decade & more
- Loss of gum or bone
- No surgery required
- Lasts less than a decade
Porcelain veneers are a popular dental cosmetic procedure to fix misshaped, cracked or chipped off teeth. Veneers are porcelain sheets that are fabricated onto the front teeth and are also used to close gaps between teeth. Cosmetic tooth veneers can be customized to suit your need including whitening the veneers to match the color of your teeth.
- Discolored teeth concealed
- Gaps cemented
- Chipped off teeth repaired
- Teeth alignment fixed
- Strong and aesthetic alternative
Many lifestyle habits such as smoking, tea, sodas, coffee, etc. trigger the discoloration of your pearly whites. Teeth whitening should only be carried out by a dentist or dental care specialist. Have you been dreaming of a white-toothed smile for too long? Now’s the time to whiten those pearls.
The teeth whitening procedure is one of the fastest and most effective ways to whiten teeth, it instantly offers impressive results through bleaching. The teeth whitening procedure is a minimally invasive solution that assesses tooth discoloration with a longlasting treatment plan.
The types of teeth whitening plans are: -
Professional Tooth Cleaning
This procedure is effective for the removal of external stains by experienced hygienists and a recommended home care regime to make the most of the whitening procedure.
Home Teeth Whitening
The home teeth whitening procedure includes a custom-made fabricated whitening tray and a whitening kit with a range of different gels to minimize sensitivity and maximize results. Within weeks, you can experience the desired results.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
One of the most popular teeth whitening procedures, it just takes a few hours to achieve the desired results. A radial chairside tooth whitening system that utilizes a full mouth bleaching light to lighten teeth up to 10 shades.
- Boosts self-esteem
- Easy to maintain
- Painless procedure
- Improved oral health
- Permanency varies from person to person
- Doesn’t work on dentures, crowns, fillings
Cosmetic dental fillings have become the preferred approach to treat tooth decay and restore damaged teeth. The dental fillings are composed of composite resin and restore the tooth structure up to 90% of its original strength.
Unlike the past remedies for tooth decay which were a Silver amalgam, cosmetic dental fillings can be custom-made to match the color of the natural set of teeth. It can also change the size, shape and color of your teeth.
The material with which the dental resin is made is durable, strong and quickly sets once placed.
- Feels natural
- Resembles tooth structure
- Offers a metal-free solution
- Helps prevent tooth loss
3 reasons why they are necessary: -
- For cavities of all shapes and sizes
- For small holes
- For discolored teeth